Who normally goes about taking pictures of windows? Beautiful, custom-built, hardwood framed, to authentic Great Western design?
Well everyone can now. Even through the scaffolding poles they look wonderful.
They have been lovingly handmade in the workshops of Kidderminster based joinery experts C R Hobby & Son, established over 45 years. In their own words, as they are each carefully fitted, they are ‘adding spirit and style’ to the appearance of our long-awaited new-build.
Today there was sunshine for much of the day, greatly welcomed after the last few days!
The chimneys are completed and really look the part. The installation of the windows and doors has commenced and it is readily apparent that this will put some soul into the building.
The large amount of cast iron guttering required was supplied in natural finish but this has been painted up in a specially installed heated container and is ready for fitting.
The flat roof is just waiting for the weather to improve as the zinc covering requires a rising temperature above 7.5 degrees C to shape around the formers without tearing. The subcontractors are forming as much off site as possible in heated workshops to speed up the installation.
The roofing slates are due for delivery on 8th March with the main pitch roof work starting on the 12th. We are nearing a time where the scaffolding will be dismantled to reveal the true character of the building and early indications are that it will be magnificent.
In the services room located in the adjacent listed building, all the underground ducts are in along with various cables. The exterior approach has been 75% reinstated and the only remaining task is installing a concrete floor and internal block wall which will be carried out by station volunteers.